: probability <a strong likelihood that he is correct — T. D. Anderson>
Examples of LIKELIHOOD
- There is a strong likelihood that he will be reelected.
- <the weatherman on TV said that the likelihood of rain today was fairly high>
First Known Use of LIKELIHOOD
Rhymes with LIKELIHOOD
, high priesthood
, knock on wood
, Robin Hood
, to the good
likelihood noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
In mathematics, a subjective assessment of possibility that, when assigned a numerical value on a scale between impossibility (0) and absolute certainty (1), becomes a probability (see probability theory). Thus, the numerical assignment of a probability depends on the notion of likelihood. If, for example, an experiment (e.g., a die toss) can result in six equally likely possible outcomes, the probability of each is .
Variants of LIKELIHOOD
likelihood or chance
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